Bombings

November 24, 2017 - 3:13 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A woman accused of mailing potentially deadly homemade bombs to then-President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016 was arrested, in part, due to cat hair, a cigarette box and an almost-destroyed shipping label bearing her address. Julia Poff, 46, mailed the...
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November 24, 2017 - 1:52 pm
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — The Latest on mosque attack in Egypt (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The U.N. Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have condemned the deadly attack on a mosque in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in "the strongest terms" and called for the perpetrators to be brought to...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2017 file photo, women cry during the funeral for those killed in a Palm Sunday church attack in Alexandria Egypt, at the Mar Amina church. Egypt has been battling an insurgency in the Sinai led by an affiliate of the Islamic State group that intensified after the military’s 2013 ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood from power. Hundreds have been killed in what has become a grinding stalemate in Sinai. The militants have expanded their attacks to other parts of Egypt, carrying out deadly bombings of churches to terrorize the Christian minority and deadly gunbattles with security forces. (AP Photo/Samer Abdallah, File)
November 24, 2017 - 12:14 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt was hit by its deadliest ever militant attack on Friday, when gunmen opened fire and set off explosives at a mosque in the northern Sinai Peninsula, killing more than 200 people. Egypt has been battling an insurgency in the Sinai led by an affiliate of the Islamic State group...
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November 24, 2017 - 1:44 am
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck a vehicle carrying the deputy provincial police chief in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Friday, killing him and his guard and wounding six others, police said. The bombing targeted Ashraf Noor, who also holds the rank of...
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This image taken from TV, shows the interior of a mosque after a deadly attack by a suicide bomber, in Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria, Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017. A teenage suicide bomber detonated as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said Tuesday, in one of the region's deadliest attacks in years. (AP Photo)
November 21, 2017 - 5:24 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A teenage suicide bomber attacked worshippers as they gathered for morning prayers Tuesday at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said, in one of the region's deadliest assaults in years. Bloody debris covered the floor inside the mosque in...
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This image taken from TV, shows the interior of a mosque after a deadly attack by a suicide bomber, in Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria, Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017. A teenage suicide bomber detonated as worshippers gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said Tuesday, in one of the region's deadliest attacks in years. (AP Photo)
November 21, 2017 - 4:35 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria suicide bombing (all times local): 10:35 p.m. The United States is condemning the attack on a mosque in northern Nigeria that killed at least 50 people. The statement by U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says "that the victims were targeted...
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November 21, 2017 - 12:11 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his pickup truck loaded with explosives, killing 32 people on Tuesday evening at a marketplace in an Iraqi town contested by both the central government in Baghdad and the Kurdish regional authorities, Iraqi officials said. The powerful explosion in Tuz...
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November 19, 2017 - 5:41 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the Taliban attacked three checkpoints in the western Farah province, killing six police. Mohammad Naser Mehri, a spokesman for the provincial governor, says eight other police were wounded in the attack late Saturday. He says eight insurgents were...
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November 18, 2017 - 9:50 am
BOSTON (AP) — The charitable foundation founded by the Boston Marathon bombing hero seen in an iconic photo wearing a cowboy hat as he helped rescue victims is giving away Thanksgiving turkeys to veterans and their families. The Arredondo Family Foundation is handing out 100 turkeys at five...
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